Orient throw open their doors to fans

ORIENT have announced a date for their annual Open Day at Brisbane Road, writes MATT DINER. The east London club will allow fans to watch Geraint Williams men train on Sunday, July 26. The event kicks off at 11am with the training session beginning half

ORIENT have announced a date for their annual Open Day at Brisbane Road, writes MATT DINER.

The east London club will allow fans to watch Geraint Williams' men train on Sunday, July 26.

The event kicks off at 11am with the training session beginning half an hour later.

Supporters will also be given the opportunity to have their photograph taken with the players present, and will also be able to collect autographs from their heroes.


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"The open day will offer the fans a great chance to watch us train and see how our preparations for the new season are coming along," said boss Williams.

"It's a great opportunity to meet all the new boys and it will be a fantastic day out for all the family."

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Club mascot Theo will be in attendance, while there will also be a raffle.

The O's returned to pre-season training on July 1 and the squad have recently undergone a vo2 max test which measures how fit each player actually is.

"The test was hard work," said forward Ryan Jarvis to leytonorient.com after his workout at the University of East London.

"Just the second day back training and we're back with a bang, but it's all good.

"The lads were running over the close season and we're all pretty fit.

"This shows what kind of level everybody's at, so the gaffer has a good idea of how far we can push ourselves through the pre-season.

"Football is a physical game and if you're quick you have a big advantage.

"If you work hard at this time of year and get as fit and as strong as you can it will definitely stand you in good stead.

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